Pharmacy Formulary and Information

Simon Price made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Greater Glasgow NHS Board,

I would like to request:

a) an electronic copy of the board's Medicines Formulary;
b) an electronic copy of approved suppliers list for pharmacy
c) list of IT software used in pharmacy
d) average waiting time for outpatient prescriptions
e) organisation chart for pharmacy

Yours faithfully,

Simon Price

FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

Dear Simon

Thank you for your enquiry. I am dealing with your request under our
procedures for handling requests under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002) and a response will be sent to you as soon as
possible or within 20 working days.

If you have any queries in the meantime regarding the progress of your
request, please contact me at the details below.

Yours sincerely

Patricia Morrison on behalf of

Alison Flynn

Freedom of Information Manager

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

JB Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road

GLASGOW G12 0XH

Tel: 0141 201 4461

[NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde request email]

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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

Dear Simon

Further to your enquiry, I can advise that the Formulary for NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is publicly available.

The website of the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee of NHSGGC is
available at [1]http://www.glasgowformulary.scot.nhs.uk/

and contains the current version of the Formulary together with other
information on prescribing and guidelines etc.

I am collating the rest of the information you have requested, however I
would be grateful if you could please clarify whether in terms of your
questions B) C) D) and E), if this information is in relation to
pharmacies within NHSGGC's hospitals, or if this refers to Community
Pharmacies.

Thank you for your help

I look forward to hearing from you further.

Yours sincerely

Alison Flynn

Freedom of Information Manager

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

JB Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road

GLASGOW G12 0XH

Tel: 0141 201 4461

[2][NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde request email]

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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Mr Price

Request for information

Thank you for your request received on 2 November 2010 for the provision
of the following information:-

a) an electronic copy of the board's Medicines Formulary;

b) an electronic copy of approved suppliers list for pharmacy

c) list of IT software used in pharmacy

d) average waiting time for outpatient prescriptions

e) organisation chart for pharmacy

We are treating your request under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

I can confirm that NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde holds information as
described by you and our response to your request is as follows:-

a) The Formulary for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is publicly
available at the website of the Board's Area Drug and Therapeutics
Committee. The online version is regularly updated. However an
electronic copy is also attached to this email. The online version can
be accessed at: [1]www.glasgowformulary.scot.nhs.uk

b) A copy of the approved suppliers list is attached.

c) The software system used is ASCRIBE Version 10.

d) Data on waiting times for outpatient prescriptions is not
recorded within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Therefore under section 17
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you that
this information is not held.

e) An organisation chart for the Pharmacy and Prescribing Support
Unit is attached.

I hope that this information is helpful and fulfils the requirements of
your request. If you are not satisfied with our response to your
request, you have a right to request a review of this decision within 40
working days of receiving this response. The attached note describes our
review procedure. The note also describes your right to pursue the matter
with the Scottish Information Commissioner if, following a request for
review, you remain dissatisfied with the decision of NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde.

If you wish us to review this decision, please complete the form enclosed
and return it to the Head of Board Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde, Corporate HQ, JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055
Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XH.

If I can provide any further advice or assistance, or if you require any
clarification about this letter or the right to request a review please
contact me at the details below.

Yours sincerely

Alison Flynn

Freedom of Information Manager

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

JB Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road

GLASGOW G12 0XH

Tel: 0141 201 4461

[2][NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde request email]

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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Mr Price - please accept my apologies - I had forgotten to provide the
additional information on how to request a Requirement for review - now
attached.

Kind regards

Alison

Alison Flynn

Freedom of Information Manager

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

0141 201 4461

[1][NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde request email]

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